In the United States, cellular carriers seem to have a specific pecking order that dictates when cross-carrier flagship devices rollout to their network. AT&T often seems to get first dibs, followed closely by either Sprint or T-Mobile. Despite Verizon’s dominance, Big Red is often the last of the big carriers. Than comes U.S. Cellular, Cricket and finally the even smaller carriers and MVNOs.
That’s pretty much how the Samsung Galaxy S4’s rollout played out, and now it is C Spire and MetroPCS’ turn for some GS4 love.
Starting today, you can now lay your hands on the 16GB Galaxy S4 through C Spire for $199.99 with a two-year contract. The phone will be offered both in the White Frost or Black Mist version. For those wondering, yes it will fully support C Spire’s 4G LTE network.
As for MetroPCS? You can nab the 16GB version of the Galaxy S4 for $549 outright, but only in select markets including Atlanta, Boston, Las Vegas, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Philadelphia, New York and San Francisco. MetroPCS says more markets and online availability will be announced in the near future.
While MetroPCS and C Spire had to wait a bit longer than the rest of the pack to get the Galaxy S4, Samsung’s latest flagship is certainly worth the wait if you are looking for a solid handset with great specs.
Not sure if the GS4 is right for you? Watch the video above, or check out our full review to get a better idea of what to expect with Samsung’s latest and greatest.